Former Gophers guard Cam Christie ready to begin NBA career

Former Gophers guard Cam Christie NBA Draft preview interview 6-25-24

When shooting guard Cam Christie gets drafted this week, he’ll be the first Gopher picked since center Daniel Oturu in 2020. The Gophers haven’t had a player drafted in the first round since forward Kris Humphries in 2004.

Last season as a true freshman for the Gophers, the 18-year-old Christie averaged 11.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He shot 40.3 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from 3-point range. He started 26 games and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team. 

Our Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson spoke with Christie Monday night, via Zoom.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Christie***

Christie worked out for 13 teams pre-draft, including the Timberwolves and champion Celtics.

His older brother, Max, is a shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Christie is from Arlington Heights, Ill.